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16 Jul 2013

Québec welcomes Indian Minister of State for Power

The Government of Québec received Jyotiraditya Madhavrao Scindia, the Republic of India’s Minister of State for Power, on July 3 and 4 in Montréal. The high-ranking political leader was accompanied by the Indian High Commissioner in Canada, the Deputy Minister of Power and the Chairman and Managing Director of the Power Grid Corporation of India.

During a meeting with Minister Scindia, Québec’s Minister of Natural Resources, Martine Ouellet, described Québec’s energy portfolio, including its hydroelectric and wind-power production capacities, and its power transmission and distribution grid.

The program for Minister Scindia’s visit also included an economic roundtable organized by Export Québec.

The roundtable brought together representatives of over a dozen Québec companies, associations and institutions involved in the energy sector. Minister Scindia outlined his country’s energy challenges in terms of production, transmission, distribution and energy efficiency, and described certain major projects aimed at rising to these challenges. In response, the Québec participants detailed their expertise, with a view to identifying potential areas of collaboration.

This visit by an Indian government minister flows from the Québec mission to India carried out in early 2013, which was led by Jean-François Lisée, Minister of International Relations, La Francophonie and External Trade, and Élaine Zakaïb, Minister for Industrial Policy and the Banque de développement économique du Québec.

Jyotiraditya Madhavrao Scindia, Indian Minister of State for Power, described his country’s energy challenges and discussed potential partnerships with representatives of Québec companies.

Minister of Natural Resources Martine Ouellet described Québec’s energy portfolio and highlighted Québec companies’ energy sector expertise, with a view to potential collaboration with India.

Ministère des Ressources naturelles – Energy sector
Export Québec – Relations between Québec and India (in French)

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